MANCHESTER – His mission is to help entrepreneurs succeed in an unpredictable global market by providing the resources and innovations they need to thrive. And with initiatives like Cooperatives for a Better World and CCA for Social Good, Howard Brodsky is a shining example of how business leaders can do good, while doing well. In honor of his good works globally, the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire has announced Brodsky as the winner of the 2019 Global Leadership Award.
On May 19th, at the Annual Global Forum, the Council will present Brodsky, Co-Founder, Chairman, and Co-Chief Executive Officer of CCA Global Partners, with this prestigious award. Each year, the World Affairs Council presents this award to a local business, organization or individual who has shown leadership in promoting international knowledge and understanding in the community and expanding New Hampshire’s global connections. By conferring this award to Mr. Brodsky, the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire recognizes his efforts to engage the world and help to build a stronger global community in Manchester.
“I am especially pleased that Howard Brodsky will be this year's recipient of the WACNH Global Leadership Award” said WACNH President, Steve Solomon. “Although his work at CCA Global has an international impact, he was born in Manchester, started his career in a local family business here, and has a strong commitment to local institutions. He exemplifies New Hampshire's connection to the world through his various international philanthropic programs.” With initiatives like Cooperatives for a Better World and CCA for Social Good, Howard has shown other business leaders what it means to do good, while doing well.
Since 2014, Howard has been working to bring the idea of Cooperatives for a Better World to life. This international program is helping small businesses around the globe to work together to create economies of scale. These cooperatives are then able to better market their goods, secure lower costs for their inputs, and reach across oceans to sell their products. Howard recently shared a story about a Shea butter cooperative that was set up in West Africa through Cooperatives for a Better World. With the assistance of this program, the women of Alaffia are now able to sell their products around the world and have increased their profits by 400%.
“I am truly humbled to receive the 2019 Global Leadership Award from the World Affairs Council. CCA Global takes a worldview on social justice and a more equal society and works to help bring scale and opportunity to family businesses and organizations across the world” said Brodsky, the company’s co-founder, chairman and CEO. “This enables them to better serve their markets by helping them level the playing field. Receiving this prestigious award helps validate that we are doing the right thing and making a positive impact at the global level. On behalf of the entire CCA Global team, I want to thank the World Affairs Council for this recognition.”
Brodsky will be joined on stage by last year’s Global Leadership recipient, Paul LeBlanc, who will present this year’s award at the 2019 Global Forum. This annual fundraising event for the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire will feature David Sanger, NY Times National Security Correspondent, who will be discussing the dangers and realities of cyber warfare. Doors open at 5:00 pm for a reception and the event begins at 6:00 pm at Southern New Hampshire University’s Dining Center Banquet Hall.